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The History of Do-It-Yourself Weapons and Explosives Manuals in America

Ann Larabee's 2015 book, The Wrong Hands: Popular Weapons Manuals and Their Historic Challenges to a Democratic Society (Oxford UP 2015), is a history of what Larabee terms "popular weapons manuals" - though the book is more centrally the history of do-it-yourself explosives manuals - when "dissenters move beyond firearm possession into the realm of high explosives." The book documents the history and evolu

Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

Free Speech in an Era of Self-Radicalization

In the social media era, there have been a number of terrorist attacks in America that, at least in part, could be attributed to “self-radicalization.” Self-radicalization refers to the phenomenon wherein individuals radicalize by consuming extremist literature but have few, if any, formal ties to any terrorist organization. Prominent examples of self-radicalization incidents include Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the shootings in Chattanooga and San Bernardino.

Privacy

Coping with the Right to be Forgotten: A Business Opportunity

According to a European Commission fact sheet on the Right to Be Forgotten, “individuals have the right - under certain conditions - to ask search engines to remove links with personal information about them.” Since this right apparently does not require deletion from the World Wide Web of that information itself, there seems to be a business model in this rule for some enterprising party.

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